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House of Commons Hansard
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Care UK: Greater Manchester
01 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been assessed and treated by the Greater Manchester clinical assessment and treatment centre operated by Care UK since its inception. [319687]

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Since service commenced in February 2009, 24,596 patients have been discharged by the Greater Manchester clinical assessment and treatment service.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the cost to the public purse (a) per annum and (b) per patient of treatment of each type at the clinical assessment and treatment service operated by Care UK in Greater Manchester. [319833]

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The estimated per annum cost of treatment of each type undertaken by the Greater Manchester clinical assessment and treatment service (CATS) is shown in table 1 as follows.

Table 1. Estimate of cost per annum of treatment of each type

£

Treatment type

Year 11

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Clinical Triage

968,323

1,482,222

1,521,951

1,514,881

1,505,759

1,544,764

1,585,301

Direct Access Diagnostics2

15,433

0

0

0

0

0

0

Direct Access General Surgery2

549

0

0

0

0

0

0

Direct Access Gynaecology2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Direct Access Time Limited Therapy2

237,964

0

0

0

0

0

0

Direct Access Urology2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ear, Nose and Throat2

2,379,146

3,633,748

3,731,336

3,714,158

3,693,705

3,789,692

3,888,273

General Surgery

5,567,095

8,524,021

8,752,884

8,713,044

8,666,296

8,891,610

9,125,552

Gynaecology

3,249,429

4,963,103

5,096,377

5,072,916

5,045,033

5,176,203

5,310,547

Musculoskeletal

3,160,486

4,826,638

4,956,208

4,933,808

4,906,547

5,034,089

5,165,362

Time Limited Therapy

1,717,056

2,985,771

3,065,880

3,051,895

3,034,978

3,113,875

3,195,184

Urology

1,941,798

2,965,459

3,045,030

3,031,689

3,014,594

3,092,928

3,173,063

Total

19,237,280

29,380,961

30,169,666

30,032,392

29,866,912

30,643,162

31,443,282

1 Year 1 shows actual costs; subsequent years are nominal contract values.

2 Includes direct access activities performed as non-contracted activity.

The cost of treatment per patient for each treatment type is shown in table 2 as follows.

Table 2. Estimate of cost of treatment per patient by treatment type1

Treatment type

Estimated cost1 (£)

Clinical Triage

18.36

Direct Access Diagnostics

233.84

Direct Access General Surgery

549.36

Direct Access Gynaecology

Direct Access Time Limited Therapy

239.64

Direct Access Urology

Ear, Nose and Throat

233.89

General Surgery

339.84

Gynaecology

308.21

Musculoskeletal

336.01

Time Limited Therapy

259.77

Urology

343.82

1 The costs shown are per patient. A patient may have multiple procedures during their treatment pathway.